Throwback Thursday: 2007 Browns end lengthy stretch of inconsistency with W at St. Louis


In one of their best seasons since the team returned in 1999, the 2007 Browns had a consistency problem.

One week, they'd score 51 points against the Bengals, the next they'd come up short against an Oakland team that would go on to win just four games. One week they'd serve up a convincing victory against the Ravens, the next they'd be doubled up by the Patriots.

With a bye week separating its 41-31 victory against Miami and its Oct. 28 trip to St. Louis, the Browns vowed to not only win consecutive games for the first time since 2002, but also pick up their first road victory of the year.

That goal was accomplished on this day at Edward Jones Dome, but it wasn't easy. The 0-7 Rams took a quick 14-0 lead, and the Browns didn't have a firm grasp on the game until Leigh Bodden picked off Marc Bulger with 38 seconds to play to preserve the 27-20 victory.

The Browns will make their first trip back to St. Louis since this memorable win Sunday.

Quarterback Derek Anderson, who came into the game with three touchdown passes and five interceptions in the Browns' first two road games, threw for 248 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in the win, which pushed Cleveland's record to 4-3. Braylon Edwards tied a career high with eight catches for 117 yards and a third-quarter touchdown catch that pushed the Browns' lead to 24-17 in the third quarter.

"If I tie my career high, whoop-dee-doo, the big thing is we got the win," Edwards told reporters after the game. "We've got our heads above water for the first time in a long time."

The Browns used the win as a launching pad. They won three of their next four, including two overtime victories with the same exact score (33-30).

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